NOTE – Conservative groups in NW Ohio,, Findlay, Toledo, and all across Ohio played a key roll in helping Donald Trump ( and all the Presidential candidates) during the Primary.  We would like to think that Mr Trumps decision to make Toledo his first Ohio campaign stop  served as a big Thank You to all the people in Ohio, especially Cheryl Blakely and  NW Ohio for all their help.

Toledo, OH – We want to thank Donald Trump for launching his Ohio campaign by making Toledo his first stop. And especially thank Cheryl Blakely,  Amy Jones, and Nick Brusky from the Trump campaign for reaching out to NW Ohio conservative groups and allowing us to participate in this event.

As an event volunteer, I arrived at 4pm.  We were briefed by the Trump campaign and given our work assignments.

I was assigned to work the outside admission line, PERFECT,  I got to see and talk to almost everyone who was entering the event. I was stationed about 200 ft from the entrances,. My job was to the watch people in line,  talk to them, answer any questions, and generally keep the line moving and in good order.

The line of people extended down Huron St toward the east and at times, extended three blocks long past Jackson St.  Everyone was patient, and the atmosphere was festive.  We had a front row seat to the occasional taunts from protestors on the opposite side of Huron,  but there was never any problems,  and the Toledo Police  kept the site in order.  (Kudos to the TPD)

I didn’t get inside until about 9pm,  and was able to catch the last portion of Trumps speech.

ED NOTE – John McAvoy is the Chairman of the Toledo Tea Party,  Board member of NW Ohio Conservative Coalition ( A federal PAC)


Toledo, OH Trump Rally, Huntington Arena just before the doors are opened.



Cheryl Blakely picking up Trump at Toledo Express Airport



Line extended three blocks, but moved fast



Supporters, Alex Rivera, Bill Delaney and daughter. Delaney is the District 11 (male) representative of the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee.



Toledo – over 9000 people filled the arena, standing room only.



Trump at Toledo Ohio.



Trump at Toledo Ohio.